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Good Morning Everyone,

Northumberland is a beautiful county, with such a variety of places to see.

Please click here to see the photograph much clearer and far more enjoyable.

My photograph shows part of the nature reserve at Lower Newton just as a storm was approaching from the west.

This is one of Northumberland’s most attractive freshwater nature reserves. This area of wet grassland is popular with waders, though we mainly saw ducks and small birds dotted amongst the reeds.
There were two bird hides at the edge of a freshwater pond (one which is suitable for wheelchair access), which provided us an opportunity to enjoy the magnificent scenery and wildlife up close.

Information in the hide was very useful and informed us of the birds that we were likely to see and some migrant rarities , which we didn't see!

With the dark clouds approaching and the light still on the rapeseed field, just the scenery was good enough to enjoy.

As we returned along the path, we saw a frustrated bird photographer who was lamenting that all he could see was the storm! I didn't know whether to post this as a main shot! I used vignetting to imitate the sense of him looking through his camera. (You can see his wife just chilling out.)

Have a lovely day, from a very wet Lancashire, Bev :-)

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